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Lake County Journal from Grayslake, Illinois • Page 24

Grayslake, Illinois
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OBITUARIES Page 26 Edition of December 31, 2009-January 6, 2010 Lake County Journal Obituaries Tri-State International, No. 125, Lincolnshire, IL 60069. For more information, call Ringa Funeral Home at 847-356-2146 or go online at www. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.comobituaries LakeCountyJournals.

Clayton and Brady Billy Wayne Nix and Madison and Micah Hartman. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Donald Nix. Services were private. Entombment has taken place at Warren Cemetery and Mausoleum in Gurnee. Arrangements have been entrusted to Warren Funeral Home, 1475 N.

Cemetery Road, in Gurnee. For more information, call 847-855-2760 and please sign the guest book Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.comobituaries LakeCountyJournals. by his brothers, Nick and Paul. In his final days, John was surrounded by his beloved family and stated that he lived a good life with no regrets.

He was a proud grandfather and always opened his heart. Many friends will remember him as always going above and beyond, trying to fix their washers and dryers and trying to save them money and educate them on appliances. Funeral services were Dec. 28 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Liber-tyville.

Interment followed in North-shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago. Memorials to his church would be appreciated. For more information, call the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home at 847-362-3009. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.comobituaries LakeCountyJournals. Lloyd (Margaret) Ray of Round Lake; her grandchildren, Rhonda (Wayne) Garamoni, of Lake Villa, Derek (Amy) Williams, of Ingleside, Lisa Harland, of Ingleside, Nicholas Ray, of Round Lake, Brittany Ray, of Round Lake, Tara Klein of Ingleside, and Melissa Klein of Ingleside; her great-grandchildren, Daniel Garamoni, Kyle Williams, Paige Williams, Toni Garamoni, Anthony Avitia, and Nicholas Klein-Sampsel; and her sister, Anna Harre of Brownstown.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, John Noble Clarence and Lawrence; and her sisters, Alice, Daisy, and Mable. The memorial service was Dec. 29 at Strang Funeral Chapel Crematorium in Grayslake. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 100 Tri-State International, Suite 125, Lincolnshire, IL 60069. Memorial contributions also can be made to Vista Star Hospice, 2615 Washington Waukegan, IL 60085.

For information, call 847-223-8122 or log on to www. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.comobituaries LakeCountyJournals. children. His dream was to become a successful businessman and have his children exceed in their educational aspirations.

All three accomplished these goals and have earned their master's degrees. In 1961, John opened his own business on North Avenue in Waukegan. Due to his business expanding, in 1964 he opened a new store on Grand Avenue. He was very successful and eventually retired in 1986. Once retired, he decided to go back to his roots in Greece and would live there for six months and the other six months in the United States.

He has earned several awards for proudly displaying the American flag on Grand Avenue. John was socially dedicated to helping Waukegan flourish in the 1970s with the late Mayor Robert Sabonjian, who was his dearest friend. He was active with St. Dem-etrios Greek Orthodox Church, Ahepa Organization and established a soccer foundation called Waukegan Marathon in the 1970s. Surviving are his three children, Peggy (Stafanos) Kiriazis, of Waukegan, Peter (Stravoula) Petropoulos and Antonia (Kostas) Sokorelis, both of Gurnee.

He was blessed with four grandchildren, Eleni and Gi-anna Sokorelia and Christina and John Petropoulos; his brother, Christos (Koula) Petropoulos; his sister, Antonia Anandroutsopoulos, and his sister-in-law, Kiki Petropoulos. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glykeria, in 2006; and The deadline for obituary notices is 5 p.m. Monday. Obituaries can be e-mailed to For more information, contact Kathy Gresey at kgresey

DAVID M. BIGGS SR. Born: April 28, 1954 Died: Dec. 24, 2009 Was a resident of Lake Villa since 1990 LAKE VILLA David M. Biggs 55, of Lake Villa and formerly of Des Plaines, died Dec.

24. He was born on April 28, 1954, in Elgin, the son of Margaret and the late Robert. He was a resident of Lake Villa since 1990. He was active in a variety of community activities, including coaching iceless hockey teams. He is survived by his former wife, Patty; his sons, David of Lake Villa, and Christopher (Korina), of Lake Villa; his mother, Margaret; his brothers, Robert (Patricia) Biggs, of Canada, and Michael (Susan) Biggs, of Des Plaines; and his sister, Mary Ann (David) Presher, of Springboro, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert. Visitation was Dec. 29 at Ringa Funeral Home in Lake Villa. Private family burial took place at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial the American Cancer Society, 100 VICTOR A.

NIX JR. Born: April 28, 1927 -Died: Dec. 20, 2009 WasaU.S.Navy a veteran, serving during World War II ROUND LAKE Victor A. Nix 83, of Round Lake, died Dec. 20 at his home with his family at his side.

I 1 He was born on I April 28, 1927, in Ijv- Chicago, to Vic- tor A. and Astrid i (Korsen) Nix Sr. On Aug. 24, 1946, in Baldwyn, Victor married Mary Lou Crawford. Victor was a U.S.

Navy veteran who served during World War II. He was the owner and operator of Nix's Lake County Packing from 1948 until retirement in 1975. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Lou Nix; three children, Marilyn L. Kuechenberg, of Johnsburg, Victor A. (Josephine) Nix III, of Round Lake and Cathy F.

(John) Janney, of Ingleside; one sister, Donna Mae Litwieler, of Ingleside; 10 grandchildren, Victor A. (Gina) Nix IV, Natalie (Jay) Hartman, Joe, Molly, Haley, Casey, Tim and Victor Janney, Alex and Nick Kuechenberg; and five great-grandchildren, Tyler, JOHN PETER PETROPOULOS Born: March 26, 1926 Died: Dec. 22, 2009 Served in the Greek Merchant Marine from 1941 to 1948 WAUKEGAN John Peter Petropoulos, 83, of Waukegan died Dec. 22 at his home. He was born March 26, 1926, in the small town of Logga Messenias, Greece.

He was the third oldest of seven children and served in the Greek Merchant Marine from 1941 to 1948. Having come from a large family, he came to the United States in 1952 for a better life and began working in his cousin's appliance business: Petropoiilos Brothers. During this time, he supported his family in Greece. And in 1956, he married Glykeria Andronikos. They started a family and had three CLETA B.

RAY Born: Aug. 10, 1927 Died: Dec. 20, 2009 Was a parishioner of The Chapel GURNEE Cleta B. Ray, a resident of Gurnee, died on Dec. 20 at her home at the age of 82.

She was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Brownstown, to the late Noble and Cora Rush. She was a parishioner of The Chapel. Cleta is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard L. Ray whom she wed on June 26, 1948, in Aurora; her children, Linda (Ron) Williams, of Round Lake, Debbie (Jerry) Klein, of Ingleside, and Richard PLASIDO SANCHEZ Born: Oct.

11, 1942 Died: Dec. 26, 2009 ROUND LAKE BEACH Plasido Sanchez, 67, of Round Lake Beach, died Dec. 26 at his home. See OBITUARIES, page 27 I want you to imagine what our world would have been like without $4 gas as certainly it would have been with Al Gore as president because Al Gore would have started alternative energy programs in the year 2000. How much further along that road would we be today? Today we have a rabid opposition party -a party of NO that will do anything to defeat President Barack Obama even if that means taking the whole country down with them just to be in the positions that the Democrats have been in since 2006.

This economy is George Bush's mess, and it's sad that many people just refuse to admit that. I want the world that we would have had under Al Gore, and we can make it that world. Yes we can. Peter Grant Antioch LETTERS Continued from page 25 And, thus, we may have had time to see what was coming and avert the disaster that is our economy today. A disaster that is unfairly blamed on Barack Obama..

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